$35M in funding for emergency energy assistance for New Hampshire residents now available to help with high energy prices this fall and winter.
New Hampshire residents are seeing higher energy bills due to the current high energy prices. Energy markets worldwide are volatile, and the higher prices we are seeing are the result of an energy supply crunch brought about by increased energy usage as the economy recovers from the COVID pandemic, uncertainties in supply stemming from the ongoing war in Ukraine, and growing inflation.
Although these factors are out of our control, the State of New Hampshire has recently adopted legislation to provide emergency energy assistance to qualifying households. The State of New Hampshire will provide this assistance through the local Community Action Agencies.
Who Is Eligible?
Households with incomes between 60% and 75% of the state median income may qualify for:
A one-time credit of $450 for heating assistance.
A one-time credit of $200 on electric bills.
Households with incomes below 60% of State Median Income may be eligible for assistance through:
Sullivan County NH Delegation Public Hearing & Meeting Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 1:00 p.m. Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center John Goodrich Business & Community Room 111 South Street, Claremont, NH, 03743
Welcome, Introductions & Pledge
Public Hearing for Comments and Questions on: a. Issuance of $26,000,000 in bonds to finance the Sullivan County Health Care Renovation b. Supplemental appropriation of $63,000,000 to fund the Sullivan County Health Care Renovation
Executive Finance Committee Recommendation on Bond for the Sullivan County Health Care Renovation
Vote on Bond Recommendation, Chair Cloutier
Vote on Supplemental Appropriation
Review & Approve Draft Meeting Minutes of the: a. Draft 26-July 2022 b. Draft 29-July 2022 EFC Meeting Minutes
I have served in the New Hampshire House for 12 years. As a result of redistricting, I will run to continue to represent Charlestown, and now two new towns… Newport and Unity. I’m pretty excited about this. I lived in Newport when I first moved to New Hampshire 33 years ago. I lived in Claremont for a few years, but the remainder have been spent living in Newport and Charlestown.
In 1983, I spent a summer here in Newport. Besides the natural beauty of the area, I was struck by the low cost of living and availability of jobs. Finding it harder to survive economically on Long Island, I moved here with my family with hopes and very little money. Within a week, we found an apartment on Laurel St. and I got a job at Arlington Sample Book. It was a good move. I’m a Realtor now, but have spent those 33 years racking up a lot of life experience. I worked at Holson Photo Albums, The Claremont Foundry, Whelen, and then served in a variety of roles for a Lebanon tech company. I was a trainer for 6 years, and a software and systems integration tester.
I have sponsored bills to bring New Hampshire to the forefront of technology. I served on the commission that established the rules allowing Uber and Lyft to work here. I filed and passed the bill that made us the first state to allow flying cars (https://pal-v-nh.com/). I’ve made common sense reforms to the car inspection process. Most of all, my real passion is finding ways to send your tax money back to you. Whether it is sending road and bridge aid to your towns, or engineering a $100 million dollar reduction in your state wide education property tax, I never stop looking for ways to get your money back.
As Deputy Speaker of the NH House, I am in a position to ensure that Sullivan County is not forgotten when it comes to be represented in Concord. I’m asking for your vote so that I can continue serving Sullivan County, and Charlestown, Newport, and Unity.